Kwon Sang-woo, the most visible example of the so-called mom-zzang (slang for "great body") movement, started his career as a fashion model in the late 1990s. His first acting experience was in the TV drama Delicious Proposal, and for the first few years of his entertainment career, he received only minor roles on television, before making his big-screen debut in the martial arts film Volcano High (2001). The following year, he played his first lead role in the comedy Make It Big (2002) together with real-life best friend Song Seung-heon.
Kwon's breakthrough came in 2003 with the phenomenally successful romantic comedy My Tutor Friend, as a troublesome high school boy who is tutored by a college student of the same age (played by actress Kim Ha-neul). This was followed by appearances in My Good Partner, the world's first movie made for mobile phones, and the music video collection Project X.
In the 2011 melodrama Pained, Kwon played a man with analgesia, the inability to sense physical pain, who then falls in love with a woman suffering from hemophilia. Based on an original story by webcomic artist Kang Full, Pained was directed by Kwak Kyung-taek in a departure from his previous macho movies. Kwak said, "The production company told me Kwon Sang-woo was contemplating the part, and I said I would do it only if Kwon does. There was nobody else."
Looking to expand his acting career to a wider audience in Asia, in 2012 Kwon starred in movies with Chinese superstars Cecilia Cheung (romantic comedy Shadows of Love, previously known as Repeat, I Love You) and Jackie Chan (action film CZ12). He also made his singing debut in a DVD released in Japan in 2010. Cast as the male lead in a Chinese TV series titled Feng Hua Xue Yue (Wind Flower Snow Moon), Kwon's role was an Asian-American Broadway producer who comes back to China to stage a musical production in Yunnan Province and falls in love with the leading lady of his stage musical.
Kwon Sang-woo Net Worth: Kwon Sang-woo is a South Korean actor who has a net worth of $10 million. Kwon Sang-woo was born August 5, 1976 in Daejeon, South Korea. He rose to fame in 2003 in the romantic comedy film My Tutor Friend and the melodrama series Stairway to Heaven. Kwon Sang-woo, the most visible example of the so-called "mom-zzang" (slang for "great body") movement, started his career as a fashion model in the late '90s. His first acting experience was in the TV drama Delicious Proposal, and for the first few years of his entertainment career he landed only minor roles on television before making his big-screen debut in the martial arts film Volcano High (2001). The following year he played his first lead role in the comedy Make It Big (2002) together with real-life best friend Song Seung-heon. Sang-woo's breakthrough came in 2003 with the phenomenally successful romantic comedy My Tutor Friend, where he played a troublesome high school boy who is tutored by a college student of the same age (played by actress Kim Ha-neul). He then appeared in My Good Partner, the world's first movie made for mobile phones, and the music video collection Project X. His next film, released in early 2004, was also a hit. He also appeared in Once Upon a Time in High School, which portrayed the authoritarian society of the 1970s through a notoriously violent high school. Simultaneously, Kwon's TV tearjerker Stairway to Heaven won high ratings. The drama eventually screened throughout Asia and helped turn Kwon Sang-woo into a regional star. His career stalled in 2006 when his films of that year failed to produce the level of success of his previous films, but his clout increased in 2010 with the release of the successful Korean film 71: Into the Fire. In 2009, Sang-woo established the cosmetics firm Natural Tears and was the inaugural advertising model for the brand TEARS, named for his nickname "Mr. Tears", given to him by fans in recognition of his tear-jerking acting in Stairway to Heaven. He also opened the cafe Tea'Us in Myeong-dong, and is the largest shareholder of the resort Ocean Blue Hotel Bali.
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